Parents Want To Judge Son’s Care

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The parents of a seven-month-old baby who are challenging doctors in court to keep him on life support say they deserve the right to judge his care.

Connie Yates’s and Chris Gard’s son, Charlie, is receiving 24-hour treatment at London’s Great Ormond Street hospital for a rare genetic condition.

With no accepted cure for his condition, the hospital believes Charlie should be allowed to die.

But his parents say pioneering US treatment could save his life.

They told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that they will continue to fight for their child’s survival.

“He can move his mouth, he can move his hands. He can’t open them fully, but he can still open his eyes and see us, in response to us.

“We don’t feel he’s in pain at all.”

The couple, who live in London, want to take Charlie to the US, where they believe he may have a…

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